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What do independent experts say about sustainability and ING?

Our policies and actions are assessed by independent research and ratings providers, which give updates on them annually.


  • ING rated ‘strong’ for ESG by S&P Global Ratings in January 2021
  • ING ranks first in our market-cap group by Sustainalytics as of July 2020.
  • ING's ESG rating by MSCI was upgraded to 'AA' in December 2020.
  • ING again named to CDP Climate A-list in December 2020.
  • ING’s shares are included in the sustainability indices of Euronext, STOXX, FTSE Russell and Morningstar.

S&P Global Ratings

ING’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices have been rated ‘strong’ by credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings in January 2021. Our score is one of the highest among those disclosed. The rating offers a long-term opinion on how ready a company is for disruptive ESG risks and opportunities. S&P Global Ratings extended its coverage to include banks and insurers in July 2020 and ING is the first bank to be evaluated.


ING ranks first in our market cap group by Sustainalytics as of July 2020, and in the 10th percentile of 374 listed and non-listed global banks. In Sustainalytics’ view, ING’s “management of ESG Material Risk is Strong”.


ING's ESG rating was upgraded to 'AA' from 'A' in December 2020 by MSCI, an investment research firm that provides indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics to institutional investors.

ING is a 'leader' among the 192 global banks rated by MSCI. The rating underscores ING's sound corporate governance, as well as our strengths in human capital development, privacy and data security and financing environmental impact.


ING was again recognised by CDP as a ‘Climate change A-List’ company leading on climate action. This is the seventh year in a row that we’ve received this recognition.

The global non-profit CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, uses measurement and disclosure to improve the way companies and governments manage environmental risk. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of $106 trillion, it leverages investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 9,600 companies disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2020.

Sustainability Index Products

ING is regularly included in ESG and sustainability-focused indices. Here are some examples:






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